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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
devastation in a region of russia. the next time could be 40 years, an impact could damage the world's communications system badly. the world relies on the satellite systems far more heavily than most of us realize. all of our aircraft and motor transport systems run on satellite gps and mills and many of the world's clocks are based on signals from space and most of our telecommunications and television signals, at some point, pass across satellites. if the satellite system was damaged, the world would go dark, on that cheery little mouth, --note, it will affect telecommunications. >> thank you very much, not very -- nothing very dark about you. still to come -- could liverpool fc face racial abuse when they play in russia tonight? ♪ ♪ >> at least four people have been killed in an airplane crash in ukraine. the aircraft was carrying and two flan28fans passengers remained unaccounted for. >> this is what remains of the small passenger plane that was carrying 45 people after skidding past the runway, it crash landed and turned over. most passengers were able to escape through a c
Feb 15, 2013 7:00am EST
that hit russia and left hundreds injured. an end to the holiday from hell. the crew ships docks and passengers relive the nightmare cruise. >> the worst was the toilet conditions, having to go in the gs. >> and in the ba business news. >> it is meant to be about getting countries to grow again. cutting the value of their currency to make exports cheaper. many say it is cheating. say japan is the worst offender. they will be meeting in moscow this weekend to thrash it out. london, 7:00y in in the morning in washington, 2:00 p.m. in pretoria, south africa. olympic and paralympic at least oscar pistorius, the double amputee, has appeared in court and been charged with murder. he broke down in tears as prosecutors announced they would pursue a charge of premeditated murder. his lawyers described him as being in an extremely traumatized state of mind. we have this report from our correspondent richard galpin. >> hiding his face from the cameras, oscar pistorius day is to be a police van taken to court. the global sporting legend facing a day of reckoning after his girlfriend or shot
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am EST
in northern russia. 10 bodies already recovered and it is feared another seven maybe trapped in the rubble after a an explosion triggered by a buildup of methane gas. >> top story today -- pope benedict xvi is to resign at the end of this month because of failing health. he says he no longer has the strength to fulfill his office. french president francois hollande said those found guilty of passing off a horse meat as beef must be punished. earlier, the romanian prime minister said investigations at an abattoir near bucharest found no irregularities. officials have been trying to determine how exactly the meat came to be labeled as beef before being shipped out to do processing firms. incident has raised serious questions about the complexity of the food supply chain. more from paris. >> now it is french supermarket, too, removing ready meals from the cells. also owned brand meals -- all produced at this factory in luxembourg where, last august from a delivery of what was supposed to be be turned out to be one of course -- horse. the official consensus is this is not a health scare but la
Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
where -- sochi itself. >> let's use the c word. it always comes up in russia. are you saying part of this is about corruption, the spiraling costs? >> it is about corruption. >> thanks very much. stay with us on "bbc world news ." still to come -- i will be speaking to a cycling journalist about the fallout from today's damming report -- daminning report on doping in australian sports. now to a question worth just under one trillion euros, how much money should the european union spend over the next six years? eu leaders are trying to reach a compromise deal on their next budget, but the talks will not be easy at a time of economic austerity. >> how much should a cost to run the european union? that is the question facing -- should it cost to run the european union? that is the question facing leaders today. they want bigger funding to pay for infrastructure projects like this. the french want eu grants to their farmers to be kept high. the countries in the south are struggling with that. they cannot afford any cut in revenue from the eu -- with deb t. they cannot afford any cut i
Feb 18, 2013 7:00am EST
largest [indiscernible] profits have stalled in their key markets of russia and eastern europe. they say they are now focusing on asia to exhaust their opportunities. like much of the world, the british high street has suffered from huge casualties lately. but now a supermarket chain is hoping to find some success. they have purchased 49 shops from the failed film rental chain, blockbuster, which they will transform and convenience stores. the new franchise is expected to create new jobs. for the moment the managing director describe what was behind the change. >> the convenience sector, 20 pence on every pound in the u.k. is spent in convenience stores. customers tell us that those convenience stores do not give them fresh products or prices. we thought we could bring morris into a convenience store, offering great and fresh products at great prices. they consider the opportunity to go to high streets and bring back some bustle. >> the japanese yen has continued its slide against the u.s. dollar today. they were not following a lack of restraint against the japanese authorities. it was
Feb 8, 2013 7:00am EST
to be a cosmonaut. russia has opened their space program to a competition. now the winners are going through a grueling training program for space. do you have what it takes? well, here on "g.m.t.," we're going to find out just how far we might be able to push human endurance, in space and in the snow. thanks for watching "g.m.t." stay with us here on "bbc world news." >> make sense of international news at >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newmans own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you operate in, working to nurture operate in, working to nurture new ventures and help provide
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